Ginger- A very versatile ingredient of the South Asian cooking that adds a perfect punch to a dish. From flavouring your curries to making a warm spicy ginger tea, it works as a magic. Apart form its culinary uses, it is also best known for its medicinal values. The smell of a fresh tender ginger is very refreshing and rejuvenating. Ginger or any spice/herb for that matter tastes good, only when it is fresh. Hence proper care becomes essential. Storing ginger is very easy. Just a few do's.
- As soon as you get it form the market, wash and clean the dirt from the skin and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Just leave it on the counter top for half an hour or so for it to dry completely. Once it is dried, seal it off in a ziploc bag and put it in a freezer. They stay fresh for a month long. Make sure that the ginger is completely dry and also to release the air before you close the ziploc.
- Wet ginger may rotten very soon. You can either peel the skin or keep it as such and store it. A Both the ways it stays good.
- Storing it in a freezer makes it much easier. Yeah! This way,whenever you need it, you can just grate it directly over the pan. It works out well. This saves huge time in the busy mornings for our everyday cooking. In most of the dishes, grated ginger works out very well except when you have to julienne it for some dishes.